20 DIY Home Business Ideas

Are you a Stay at Home Mum who needs something to keep her occupied whilst bub naps? Maybe you are retired and want to earn a little extra $$ on the side.

I have taken the liberty to source 20 of my favorite home business ideas to bring you inspiration and hopefully your very own small home business or hobby.

1. Glitter Glasses
Glitter Glasses are becoming more and more popular in our century, especially as gift ideas for events including Christmas & Birthdays. I started off with a home business before turning to blogging making and selling personalised glitter glasses. If you have an eye for detail and are creative, try your hand at making a business out of selling these beautifully decorated glasses.
Source: My Paper Craze

2. Wooden Letter Keepsake
This particular DIY is one of my favorite to create a home business from because the options are endless. These wooden letters can be painted, decoupaged, glittered, added to a canvas, covered in fabric, have embellishments surrounding it, have a name over or under it and so much more! If you were to start a home business from this, you could expand your range to include lots of options including different crafting methods.
*Note: The source for this DIY is not an instructables but a UK based business. Please search ‘DIY wooden letter’ for different options and ways of creating these keepsakes.
Source: Painted With

3. Gold Dot Champagne Flutes
This DIY is a perfect addition for a home business selling handmade items or a wedding supply business. It would also be a great addition to the glitter glasses (see 1.) should you decide you want to start a business making and selling decorated glasses.
Source: Blog Lulus

4. Gold Leaf Succulent Pots
These gorgeous succulent pots would make the perfect home business idea for the business owners wanting to add a little something upcycled, colorful and different to their product lines. This would be the perfect product to sell in a handmade business, an upcycled business or even in a gifts and hamper business.
Source: Miss Renaissance

5. Apple Tree Cups
Following in the same footsteps as a gift/hamper or upcycled business, these Apple Tree Cups would be the perfect addition. These could be sold to a varied audience, mainly focusing on the children who attend halloween parties or the children who wish to give their teachers a Teacher Appreciation Gift at the end of the schooling year.
Source: Saved By Love Creations

6. Cupcake Take Along
If you are a fan of the cake making industry but don’t know how to cook them, you could start up your very own cake supplies business and include these adorable little cake tote bags.
Source: Nichole Heady

7. Wipe Off Menu Board
Another adorable little handmade project for those already in a handmade business. This would target those busy and organised families and you could even add a Reminder Board to your range.
Source: Make and Takes

8. Fabric Keychains
If it’s one thing i wish i knew how to do, it was sew. These adorable little Key chains would have been first on my list and added into my store of other handmade and sewn items.
Source: Craftiness is not Optional

9. Phone Case Stand
Another unique handmade goodie to add to a business or create a business from is these gorgeous fabric phone stands. If you love to read books on your phone, have hands free activated or even watch videos, then you should add this to your product line and convince your clientele of how absolutely wonderful they are! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial linked below.
Source: Made by Marzipan

10. Confetti Tumblrs
If you are considering starting up a hire lolly buffet business, why not be unique and decorate your tumblrs? You can have a variety of decorations to match selected party themes and even make custom themed tumblrs to suit your clients. Excellent idea!
Source: Radical Possibility

11. Custom Candle Covers
If you wish to follow your heart into the candle industry and want to be different, replace your candle color chips for paper! Not only are you able to customize your candle completely, but you can also personalize them with photos and wording and the best part is that this tutorial shows you a way to do it in which your paper wont burn.
Source: Fancy Little Things

12. Fabric Stamps
These cute fabric stamps would be the perfect addition for a business starting up and specializing in handmade children’s items. You can add these to clothing for difference or even create a fabric envelope and attach Velcro to the back of the stamps to create a unique play toy and teach a child about posting letters.
Source: Nana Company

13. One Stitch Mug Cosy
This One Stitch Mug Cosy would be a perfect addition for any handmade and crochet business. This cosy is stylish and easy to make (for those who know how to crochet that is).
Source: Joann

14. Cabochon Necklace

Did you know that you can create beautifully decorate jewelry from paper (or fabric), ribbon, hot glue and a few clear cabochons. This DIY will show you how to make a beautiful piece of Jewelry that you may wish to create a home business from. Affordable start up and completely customized designs.
Source: wholesalersusainc

15. Sharpie Mug
This idea is one of my personal favorites because of the simple and easy nature of this particular craft. Easy to make, designs based completely on your artistic skill or handwriting and the options of completely personalized. Starting a business using these alongside our confetti tumblrs, glitter glasses and gold dot champagne flutes would go off with a bang!
Source: Popsugar

16. Baby Photo Blocks
I have come across a few successful businesses that specialize completely in handmade and hand decorated baby blocks. It seems as though the Parents, Grandparents & Aunts and Uncles around the world love personalized baby blocks as nursery decor or home decor.
Source: Plaid Online

17. Rainbow Nesting Owls
These little owls would really suit a handmade business that likes to sell little bits and pieces or create children’s play sets. For the free pattern on these colorful creatures and many other patterns, click the source below.
Source: Moji Moji Design

18. Shabby Chic Chair
One of my old friends runs their very own upcycled business with huge success, and i think that running a business in this industry not only shows clients your potential but shows that you love taking old things and making them new again. With this tutorial on how to upcycle a chair, you will have your diary booked out with orders for months!
Source: Girl in the Garage

19. Candy Pencil Case
As you have probably noticed, i am a major fan of up-cycling. This candy pencil case would be the most popular pencil case in the school yard and if you can successfully add this to your products, i believe you will have children nagging their parents to purchase one.
Source: Tastebook

20. Book Clutch
If you can pull of making a book clutch, you are going to be the coolest business in town! These clutches will hold your phone, credit cards and keys and can possibly replace your handbag completely. Not to mention, they are very stylish and unique.
Source: Caught on a Whim

If you have successfully started a home business from any of the DIY’s listed above, please let us know in the comments how its working out for you. 


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